September 25 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

September 25, 2010

  • Pro-active ways to cut back on excessive watering in your turfgrass would be to core aerate and top-dress with one half inch of finely screened enriched compost.
  • Cut way back on supplemental irrigation to the lawn going into the fall season.
  • Plan to direct seed wildflowers from late September through October. Check supplies now and order seed for planting in open and sunny weed free areas. Consider bluebonnet, Indian paintbrush, coneflower, fire-wheel, black-eyed Susan, evening primrose, and many others. Soils should be lightly cultivated prior to planting and sufficiently kept moist.
  • Rejuvenate heat stressed geraniums, impatiens and begonias by lightly pruning, fertilizing, and watering. If not, consider replacing them with colorful fall mums or asters.

David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.

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